Discover Science For Care, a podcast by HTFC

Science For Care features around 16 episodes that you can listen to while walking, driving, taking the subway, or waiting for the bus…anywhere! Each episode takes you behind the scenes of medical breakthroughs that have changed patients’ lives. You can find all episodes on podcast applications, as well as on Spotify, Deezer, or Amazon Music. We hope you enjoy listening. Feel free to share Science For Care with your friends, colleagues, or family.

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In this episode, we’ll be talking about mRNA vaccines and Dr Katalin Kariko, the great scientist behind this discovery. For many years, Dr Kariko’s work was dismissed and considered a waste of time. When she started working on mRNA, no one paid attention to her research. But of course, no one could imagine then, that one day it would help fight the biggest pandemic of our lifetimes. Dr Kariko never gave up on her obsession with mRNA, and we are oh so glad she didn’t!

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Explore the intricate weave of technology and healthcare in this eye-opening episode. Host Anca Petre journeys into the heart of metaverses, tracing its inception from the times of Lucasfilm Games in 1986 to its popularization by author Neal Stephensen in 1992. But it’s not just about virtual landscapes; it’s about their profound potential in revolutionizing healthcare.

In this episode, host Anca Petre takes listeners on a journey from the revolutionary discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928 to the challenging landscape of antibiotic resistance we face today. Once heralded as miracle drugs, antibiotics have reshaped modern medicine, increasing human life expectancy and preventing potential pandemics. However, their misuse has led to rising challenges, including the grave threat of antibiotic resistance.

Journey with Anca Petre on Science for Care as we traverse the timeline of medical imaging. Remember the early days when diagnosing ailments seemed like a mystical dance? Dive deep into the ingenuity of Dr. Rene Laennec and his creation of the stethoscope, an invention that forever changed the realm of medicine.

Delve into the enigmatic world of endometriosis – a gynecological condition with a history that spans millennia but has only recently gained formal recognition. Journey through its murky waters, from its ancient attributions to its first scientific mention in 1860 by Karel Rokitansky.

Welcome to another exhilarating episode of Science for Care. This week, we take you on an extraordinary voyage through time and innovation as we unearth the power and potential of gene therapy. Picture this: a superhero with the might to rewrite our genetic code, mending genetic typos, and filling the blanks. That’s gene therapy for you!

No ‘Stranger Things’ than remote patient monitoring!

Dive into the revolutionary world of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) in this riveting episode of Science for Care. Hosted by Anca Petre, we journey from the space age beginnings of RPM, where it monitored astronauts’ health in the great cosmic beyond, to its profound terrestrial impact today. But why is RPM reminiscent of doctor’s house calls of the past? How did a pandemic pivot its role in cancer care?

Digital Twins in HealthTech: A Heartfelt Revolution in Cardiology

Welcome to another enlightening episode of Science for Care with your host, Anca Petre. In this episode, we delve deep into the heart of medical innovation by exploring the concept of “digital twins” – a groundbreaking approach set to reshape the future of cardiology.

Biomimicry: when healthcare plays copycat with nature

In today’s episode of Science for Care, join Anca Petre as she delves deep into the captivating world of biomimicry – the art and science of observing nature to solve complex human challenges. It’s more than just mimicking the obvious; it’s about adapting and innovating using nature’s 3.8 billion years of research and development as our blueprint.

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